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Buddhist Monk Robes - Gelugpa Tibetan Monk Robes
Tibetan Buddhist monks debate doctrines at the Jokhang Temple on June 20, 2009 in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Traditionally, Lhasa is the seat of the Dalai Lama and the capital of Tibet, and is the highest capital in the world. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images). Page 9.

The Buddha's Robe: The Zen Rakusu
A Zen monk practicing takahatsu wears a rakusu. Page 7.

Great Buddha at Lingshan - one of the world's biggest buddhas
If you count the lotus flower pedestal, the Great Buddha at Lingshan stands just over 328 feet (100 meters) tall. This makes the statue shorter than the 394-foot-tall Ushiku Amida Buddha of Japan. But he's an awe-inspiring sight, nonetheless. The statue stands in a lovely setting overlooking Lake Taihu. Page 5.

The Monywa Buddha: World's Largest Reclining Buddha
This buddha of Monywa, Burma, is the world's largest reclining Buddha, measuring 300 feet long. Page 3.

Nihonji Daibutsu - the Nihonji Daibutsu is the largest sitting stone buddha in Japan
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Ushiku Amida Buddha - The Ushiku Buddha may be the world's tallest buddha
Ushiku Amida Buddha statue is located in Ushiku Arcadia in Ibaraki Prefecture, 50 km northeast of Tokyo. The staute is 100 meter tall, standing on a 10m lotus base and a 10m platform, a total 120 meters. The base of the statue and its lotus platform are constructed of steel reinforced concrete. The body itself consists of a steel framework and a 6-mm skin of bronze, some 6000 individual plates. . Page 2.

Yushu Monks on Road
Tibetan monks walk up a street surrounded by collapsed buildings following a strong earthquake that struck on April 14, 2010 in Jiegu, near Golmud, China. Page 2.

Dharma Wheel Tattoo - Buddhism Body Art and Tattoos
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery. Page 8.

Lotus and Dharma Wheel Tattoos - Buddhism Body Art
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery. Page 9.

Dharma Wheel Tattoo - The Buddhism Body Art Project
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery. Page 10.

Amitabha Buddha - Amitabha is the Buddha of the Pure Land
The Five Dhyani Buddhas are transcendent Buddhas visualized in tantric meditation. The five Buddhas are Aksobhya, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambhava and Vairocana. Each represents a different aspect of enlightened consciousness to aid in spiritual transformation. Often in Vajrayana art they are arranged in a mandala, with Vairocana in the center. Page 2.

Amoghasiddhi Buddha - Amoghasiddhi is the Buddha of fearlessness.
The Five Dhyani Buddhas are transcendent Buddhas visualized in tantric meditation. The five Buddhas are Aksobhya, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambhava and Vairocana. Each represents a different aspect of enlightened consciousness to aid in spiritual transformation. Often in Vajrayana art they are arranged in a mandala, with Vairocana in the center. Page 3.

Ratnasambhava Buddha - Ratnasambhava is one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas
The Five Dhyani Buddhas are transcendent Buddhas visualized in tantric meditation. The five Buddhas are Aksobhya, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambhava and Vairocana. Each represents a different aspect of enlightened consciousness to aid in spiritual transformation. Often in Vajrayana art they are arranged in a mandala, with Vairocana in the center. Page 4.

Vairocana Buddha - Vairocana is the Buddha of Wisdom
The Five Dhyani Buddhas are transcendent Buddhas visualized in tantric meditation. The five Buddhas are Aksobhya, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambhava and Vairocana. Each represents a different aspect of enlightened consciousness to aid in spiritual transformation. Often in Vajrayana art they are arranged in a mandala, with Vairocana in the center. Page 5.

Buddhist body art and tattoos - Buddha's head tattoo
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery. Page 7.

Buddhist tattoos and body art - garuda tattoo
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery. Page 6.

Buddhist Body Art, Tattoos - Buddha's Eyes Tattoo
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery. Page 4.

Buddhist Body Art, Tattoos - Earth Witness Buddha Tattoo
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery. Page 2.

Buddhist Body Art, Tattoos - Guanyin Tattoo
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery. Page 3.

Buddhist Tattoos and Body Art - Endless Knot Tattoo
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery. Page 5.

Boots of Chinese Policemen, Lhasa, Tibet
Chinese policemen guard a road during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games torch relay on June 21, 2008 in Lhasa, Tibet. Chinese authorities tightened security in Lhasa for the relay. Page 4.

Tibetan Buddhist Worshipers at Jokhang Temple, June 21, 2008
Tibetan worshipers pray outside the Jokhang Temple on June 21, 2008 in Lhasa, Tibet, China. Page 2.

Police Guard the Norbulingka, Lhasa, Tibet
Norbulingka was the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. It is guarded by police during the Olympic torch relay in Lhasa, June 21, 2008. Page 6.

A Tibetan Worshiper at Sera Monastery
A Tibetan worshiper at the Sera monastery on June 22, 2008 in Lhasa, Tibet. Page 11.

Chinese Police March Past Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
Chinese policemen near Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, during the Olympic torch relay, June 21, 2008. Page 5.

Buddhist Monk of Sera Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet.
A monk looks at foreign journalists visiting the Sera monastery on June 22, 2008 in Lhasa, Tibet. On this day most of the monastery's 550 monks were missing. Page 8.

A Chinese Policeman in Lhasa, Tibet
A Chinese policeman stops photos from being taken during the ending ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games torch relay on June 21, 2008 in Lhasa, Tibet.. Page 3.

Bhavachakra -- Bhavachakra Is a Tibetan Buddhist Icon
The Bhavachakra, or Wheel of Life, is a common illustration in Tibetan Buddhism of the cycle of existence, also called the Six Realms of Existence or Rebirth.

Eight Negations - Nagarjuna's Eight Negations of Buddhism
Nagarjuna's Eight Negations are an expression of the nature of phenomena free from concepts of dualism.

Wu Wei - Wu Wei, not-doing, is action without attachment
Wu Wei is a Taoist concept adopted by Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism, meaning action without attachment.

Buddhist Monk Robes - The Saffron Robe
Laos Buddhist monks stand next to Wat Xieng Thong during the Songkran festival on April 14, 2008, in Luang Prabang, Laos. The Songkran Festival runs from April 13 - April 15 and is the traditional start of the Thai New Year. April 13 is Maha Songkran day which marks the end of the old year, April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok which is the start of the New Year. The festival is also known as the water festival as it is believed to cleanse the sins of the previous year.

The Buddha's Robe - Images of Buddhist Monks' Robes
The distinctive style of Buddhist monks' robes originated 25 centuries ago among the historical Buddha's disciples. This image gallery illustrates the original robe today in southeast Asia and shows how it evolved as Buddhism spread north through China, Tibet, Japan and Korea.

The Leshan Buddha: Leshan Is the World's Largest Seated Stone Buddha
Tourists visit the Leshan Giant Buddha on June 22, 2006 in Leshan of Sichuan Province, China. The statue, built in 713 during the Tang Dynasty, is 71 meters high (about 233 feet) and the biggest stone Buddha statue in the world. The project was carved out of a cliff face at the confluence of the Dadu, Qingyi and Minjiang rivers. It has been listed as one of the world natural and cultural heritages by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Big Buddha photos - Which is the world's biggest buddha?
A photo gallery of the world's biggest Buddha statues, including the Leshan giant of China, the Monywa reclining Buddha of Burma, and the Ushiku standing Buddha of Japan.

Buddhist Body Art Tattoos - Medicine Buddha Tattoo
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery.

The Buddhism Body Art Project
Buddhist art and iconography are a rich source of body art imagery. Readers of Buddhism at About.com are invited to send in photographs of their Buddhist tattoos. The best ones will be added to the gallery.

Gassho - Gassho is Japanese for palms together
Gassho is Japanese for

Bardo -- Bardo and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism
In Tibetan Buddhism, a bardo is an in-between state. The word is often used to mean a state between death and rebirth, but it can mean other things.

Bodhi -- Bodhi Is Sanskrit for Awakened or Enlightened
The Sanskrit word bodhi means

Chakra -- Chakras in Vajrayana Buddhism
Chakras are energy centers of the human body that correspond to psychological and physical properties.

Kensho - Kensho is an enlightenment experience in Zen Buddhism
Kensho is the direct and intimate experience of enlightenment in Zen Buddhism.

Dharani - a dharani is a type of Buddhist chant
A dharani is a Buddhist ritual vocalization, often in Sanskrit or a transliteration of Sanskrit.

Nirmanakaya - nirmanakaya is the earthly body of a buddha
Nirmanakaya is the physical body of a buddha, which manifests in the world to teach and save all beings.

Teisho - In Zen Buddhism, Teisho is a presentation of dharma
A teisho is a formal presentation of dharma by a Zen master.

Yidam - A yidam is a personal deity in Tibetan Buddhism
In Tibetan Buddhism, a yidam is a personal deity who functions as an aid in the transformative process of tantra.

Tulku - a tulku is a "reborn" master of Tibetan Buddhism
In Tibetan Buddhism, a tulku is a person recognized as the emanation of a deceased master.

Mandala - A Buddhist mandala represents the spiritual realm
A mandala is a type of art with spiritual and ritual significance.

Vipassana - Vipassana is Buddhist insight meditation
Vipassana is a meditation practice primarily associated with Theravada Buddhism.

Yoga - In Buddhism, yoga is a kind of practice or discipline.
Yoga is integrating learning into experience.

Glossaries of Buddhist Terms
A glossary of non-English terms commonly used by Buddhists.

Buddhism FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about Buddhism